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Karachi Faces Second Consecutive Day of Heavy Rainfall

Karachi Faces Second Consecutive Day of Heavy Rainfall

For the second consecutive day, heavy rain pounded various areas of Karachi, affecting several localities such as Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, DHA, Clifton, I.I Chundrigar Road, Saddar, and Lyari. The downpour, accompanied by cold winds, led to the accumulation of rainwater in multiple locations, including University Road, Ziauddin Road, Haqqani Chowk, Denso Hall, and Lighthouse, according to Karachi Traffic Police.

The resurgence of cold weather came a day after heavy showers drenched the city, causing flooding in major arteries. The Met Office attributed the current spell of rains to a westerly wave prevailing over Balochistan and Sindh, forecasting rain and thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, and other areas of the province.

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Chief meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz stated that rain bands over the northern outskirts of the country indicated intermittent rain and showers continuing in Karachi till evening. Scattered and light rain was also predicted for other areas of the province.

Saadi Town received the highest rainfall at 17 millimeters, followed by Nazimabad (12.8mm), Orangi Town (12.5mm), University Road (8.5mm), Surjani Town (7.4mm), Gulshan-i-Hadeed (7mm), North Karachi (7mm), PAF Faisal Base (6mm), Jinnah Terminal (5.8mm), and Korangi (4.2mm).

Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab addressed drainage issues caused by the rain, particularly focusing on the choked discharge into the creek. He assured that main roads were clear, and internal streets were actively being worked upon.

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Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Justice Maqbool Baqar issued directives to government officials, urging measures for water drainage, utilization of water pumps, and smooth traffic flow. He emphasized the active involvement of officials, including commissioners, deputy commissioners, and district police officers, in addressing the situation and assisting the community.